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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Kenneth Copeland Tells Grieving Family to Resist Grief & Sorrow!


Quote "The Rev. Kenneth Copeland of Fort Worth, Texas, urged the family (of Minister Billy Joe Daugherty) and others to resist grief and sorrow, which deny the reality that they will see him again." End quote

This statement to me heaps condemnation upon those in grief.

Read whole article here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=18&articleid=20091201_18_A9_Anesti890565

Does the word of God tell us to resist grief and sorrow when we loose a loved one?

Many today who have no natural affection, attempt to unnaturally stifle the emotions of others.

John 11:33-36-In relation to the death of Lazarus of Bethany
33. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
34. And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
35. Jesus wept.
36. Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!

Christ had compassion for these people, and He wept with those who wept, He didn't tell them to stifle the emotion of grief, that one who loves, displays toward the deceased.

I once witnessed a woman telling a 4 year old little girl, whose feelings were hurt-"We don't cry unless were hurt".... well the child was hurting, in her heart. We have a generation who is hardened and have no love of God in them, therefore no compassion toward others.

Romans 12:15
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Granted we don't have to sorrow as those who have no hope, for our hope is in Christ, but there is a time and a season for grief and sorrow.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
1. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5. A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6. A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8. A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Saints we can become so hardened in our spirits these days, that we can come to the place of Kenneth Copeland who is a false teacher and a reprobate. Such a man as he shall be bought to a place of mourning and he will know grief and sadness of heart.

We must always keep the heart of Christ who wept with those who wept and rejoiced with those who rejoiced.

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